Eighty years on. 12th April 1940


Norwegian Major Hans Holtermann with 250 volunteers reactivated the mothballed fort at Ingstadkleiva near Trondheim, known as Hegra Fortress. The fort had four encased 10.5 cm and two 7.5 cm guns, and four Krupp m/1887 field guns, with plenty of ammunition.

Hermann Göring formed Luftflotte 5 under Generaloberst Erhard Milch to coordinate an expanding role in Norway including air defence, airlifts and strikes against both Norwegian defenders and the Royal Navy.

U-37 sank the British SS Stancliffe northeast of the Shetland Islands.  U-103 was commissioned.

The Cyprus Regiment was founded.

Game day 225. Japan

Japan collected 12 Industrial Resource points.

Transport ships from the Philippine Sea and the Sea of Japan converged on Shanghai, supported by six Battleships. After a preliminary bombardment destroying four of the five Chinese armoured battalions in Shanghai twelve infantry battalions were disembarked.  The city was captured and with it Kwangtung and all its resources. 

At the same time, to prevent the Chinese from counter-attacking, three fighter squadrons from Manchukuo attacked the armoured column on the border with China. One armoured battalion was destroyed for the loss of one squadron.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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